Smudge it baby – smudge it!!
By Lee-Anne Peters
Every few weeks I send a smudging wave around my facebook pages, and every time I do this someone asks me HOW they can smudge... so, I felt that it is a perfect moment to expand on this. I am not claiming to be any expert, everything I share here and everywhere is based on my experience, so just take on board what does feel right and let the rest go.
|A sage smudge stick!|
Smudging can be used for an individual, room or object. It is simply using the intention of removing negative or unwanted energies that may be held within that person, room or thing. It really is all about intention, so it’s that intention that you have to clear and cleanse that will be your best asset when it comes to smudging. Just like when we have a shower to cleanse our physical body, the smudging is used to help cleanse more etheric / auric / unseen levels.
What to use for smudging: There are endless things you can use to smudge negative / unwanted energy. You can use; a smudge stick, incense, feather, leaf, hand, crystal, musical instrument etc. You do not HAVE to use something that produces smoke – it’s the intention that’s important NOT what you use.
Smudging for Individuals: Whatever tool you want to use for smudging hold it in your hand, and then take a nice deep breath – when you are ready move that tool (or the smoke) over your aura –sweeping it through and intending all unwanted / negative energy to leave immediately.
Smudging for Rooms (or the home/office): Gather your smudging tool and make your way across every wall, and also covering from the ground to the ceiling - if you cant reach an area, then just imagine that it is extending into that part. Make sure you focus on every corner and places behind furniture that don't get much physical traffic – the energy can be a little stagnant here. I also like to seal the doors and large windows with cross (just to symbolise protection – not for any religious meaning) and ask that only LOVE enter here. These room / house smudges are great to do when you move to a new house / office, there have been negative people in the house or people in the house haven’t been well.
Smudging an object: There can be a vast amount of reasons WHY you may need to smudge an object – maybe a new crystal, or one you have been using for a while, maybe you received a gift from someone that is a little energetically heavy etc... Hold the object in your hand and use the other hand with the smudging tool to cleanse it. Sweep over the whole area if you can - just out from touching it. If you cant pick the object up, then just do it where it is – that will be fine.
So next time you feel clogged up with unwanted energy, or when a room in your home or office feels flat or an old ornament feels strange – grab out the smudging tool you want to use and give it a good energetic clean out! Hold clear intentions and KNOW that what you are doing is productive for you and people around you!
Lee-Anne Peters is an author, artist, mentor, speaker and radio host. Lee-Anne is passionate about helping you love and accept who you are, while following your passions for life! You can learn more about Lee-Anne at www.templeofbalance.com
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